Wooden watches with our own images on the face

Wooden Watches – light and cool

We have a range of over 100 wooden watches, many designs, both whacky and traditional. The ones shown have our own design on. – I just wanted to say the classic line ‘I have the best job in the world – I just sit around all day making faces!’ We have ones with leather or canvas straps for £49 and ones with fully segmented wooden straps for £88.99 ..or if you want one for a…
Locally made wooden figurine of a Highwayman

Keep your eyes peeled for the Old Forest Folk

There’s a lot of Old Forest Folk can be seen in the New Forest: First, there’s Old Mob; if you meet him down one of the forest rides, I’d suggest you don’t stop to ask directions! Then there’s the Wise Woman, but don’t trust the mushrooms she’s picking, we’re not sure she’s that wise! The woodsman is OK, just don’t sneak up behind him, anyone who uses two axes can’t be that stable (but he…
A display of hourglasses

For VERY naughty children

We have a range of sand timers, these are all made from recycled bobbins (from English wool mills) The wood is at least a couple of hundred years old, with beaten pewter around the rims. The smallest is 3 minutes, the rest on the lower shelf are 5 minutes, including the taller ‘bubble’ timer where the sand-glass itself raises to the top, whilst dropping sand. On the top shelf they are all hour-glasses (with black…
A selection of polished wooden pebbles

The story of a little wooden pebble and it’s trip to the smoke

We had a lady phone us: “Do you still have any of those wooden pebbles, only I’m going to London and I’ve lost mine!”  After assuring her we had plenty she finished the conversation saying she’ be straight in. Slightly bemused, we waited and sure enough about half an hour later a lady came in, “I’ve come for a pebble, my train’s at 4 “.  After rummaging1 through our pile of pebbles, she deferentially placed…
Wooden wand with engraved Elvish

Magic from the New Forest – Elvish Wands

Our wands are made from hand-coppiced hazel and silver birch. Coppicing is the traditional forestry practice of cutting these short-lived trees, to encourage regrowth and as a consequence increase biodiversity of the woodland. Our wands are sourced from the award-winning Pondhead Conservation Trust based a mile from our shop. Hand-cut then walked home where they are shaped on a shave horse with a draw knife, then dried on our aga. Next walked up to the shop…